Friedreich's ataxia

noun

Fried·​reich's ataxia ˈfrēd-rīks-, ˈfrēt-rīḵs- How to pronounce Friedreich's ataxia (audio)
: a recessive hereditary degenerative disease affecting the spinal column, cerebellum, and medulla, marked by muscular incoordination and twitching, and usually becoming manifest in the adult

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“Friedreich's ataxia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Friedreich%27s%20ataxia. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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